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Genus Forelius

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Dolichoderinae (Odorous Ants)
Tribe Leptomyrmecini
Genus Forelius
Explanation of Names
Forelius Emery 1888
Numbers
~5 spp. in our area, ~20 total(1)
Range
new world
Habitat
thermophilic ants that occur in open habitats, nest in soil and are often the only ants active during the hottest parts of the day(2)
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